Sunday, May 27, 2012

Aaron's 1st Birthday Party

Yesterday our little guy turned 1!  We threw him a birthday party with some friends and family.  Although I've been quite exhausted from caring for my kids and injured husband (he tore his ACL, MCL, and PCL), I still managed to decorate and plan an orange & blue themed party for my sweet Aaron.  Here are some of my favorites as far as decorating and food went:

I made a banner out of a variety of blue and orange scrapbook papers, yarn, and ribbon.  This was by far my favorite birthday project.

Dipped oreos were a hit!  I dipped oreos in vanilla melty chips, and then drizzled melted blue melty chips over the top.  They were so tasty!

The kids all loved cheese and grape kabobs.

Old Crystal Light containers were decorated with scrapbook paper and made into fork & spoon holders.

An old jar was wrapped with scrapbook paper and stuffed with orange and blue straws (you can find single-colored packs of straws at Michael's for $1).

Napkins rolled and wrapped with ribbons.

Orange and blue Jell-o.  Yum!

I used ribbon and some mini-clothespins (also found at Michael's) to hang pictures of Aaron.

Red Velvet cupcakes with Pioneer Woman's Cream Cheese Frosting.  I made #1 banners using toothpicks and scrapbook paper.  Who knew that Red Velvet was so messy?  I had never done it before, and I would never do it again ;)  The cake in the background is Party Chip Rainbow with Cream Cheese Frosting.  The #1 candle was from the Dollar Store!

The total party cost (including nachos to eat, orange and blue candies for munching, and sodas to drink) was about $100.  Perfect, fun, and frugal for a 1 year old!  Plus, I actually had a $25 gift card to Michael's from Teacher Appreciation week, so I really only spent $75!!!  

I learned that a little bit of scrapbook paper can go a LONG way in terms of decorating!  

Aaron was a little ham, and loved all of the attention.  He loved his new cars (poor boy, with 2 older sisters, he usually plays with dolls) and totally crashed at bedtime.  Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate our sweet little guy!  


  1. I love this theme, Jessica! I'm planning to use your ideas for cute, customized containers for forks and spoons (I never would have thought of scrapbook paper for so much glorious decor) as well as the photos clothesline for a bridal shower I'm hosting soon! The bride loves this D-I-Y, vintage-print style. Thanks for the inspiration, and great ideas for your little guy's first birthday party! What a fun celebration!

  2. Scrapbook paper works wonders! I hope your decorating goes smoothly and I bet it will be beautiful! I'd love to see some of your finished product :)

  3. However I wish to say that this write-up very compelled me to take a look at and do it! Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thank you

  4. I truly love your site.. Great colors & theme.
    Did you make this amazing site yourself? Please reply
    back as I’m hoping to create my own personal website and would love
    to know where you got this from or just what the theme is called.
    Many thanks! 바카라

  5. Great delivery. Outstanding arguments. Keep up the amazing effort. 토토

  6. Hello, I enjoy reading all of your article post. I like to write a little comment to support you.토토

  7. Nice information, you write very nice articles, I visit your website for regular updates. 릴게임

  8. This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. 경마

  9. All your hard work is much appreciated. This content data gives truly quality and unique information. I’m definitely going to look into it. Really very beneficial tips are provided here and, Thank you so much. Keep up the good works.

  10. Thanks for sharing this marvelous post. I m very pleased to read this article.

  11. Your article is very interesting. I think this article has a lot of information needed, looking forward to your new posts.

  12. Thank you, I’ve recently been looking for info approximately this topic for ages and yours is the best I’ve discovered
    till now. But, what about the conclusion? Are you
    positive in regards to the source?

  13. This is great information. It seems to be a really interesting article. 바카라사이트

  14. Decent data, profitable and phenomenal outline, as offer well done with smart thoughts and ideas, bunches of extraordinary data and motivation, both of which I require, on account of offer such an accommodating data here 토토사이트

  15. You look very happy. I wish you all the best. Thank you.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...